Campus Visit by Second Candidate for Senior Vice President for Research

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TO: Campus Community
FROM: President Ann Weaver Hart
DATE: Friday, March 4, 2014
SUBJECT: Campus  Visit by Second Candidate for Senior Vice President for Research

 

I hope that many of you were able to take part in the open forum with Dr. Ingrid Burke yesterday afternoon. The next candidate for Senior Vice President for Research, Dr. James W. Tracy, will visit campus March 6 and 7.  His campus open forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 10:45 - 11:45 am in the Student Union Tucson Room, and I encourage you to attend.

Dr. Tracy is currently the Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky, where he is also Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry within the College of Medicine. As Vice President for Research, Dr. Tracy oversees the administration and operation of the university’s $370 million research enterprise, the university’s federal relations and lobbying activities, and several campus-wide multidisciplinary research centers and institutes. In addition to this position, he is Vice President and Executive Director for the University of Kentucky Research Foundation and serves on the President’s Council.

Prior to working at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Tracy was Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Training in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Assistant Director for Animal Health at the UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station, and, from 2004 – 2007, Interim Director of the Biotron Laboratory in UW-Madison’s Graduate School. He is now Professor Emeritus for the university.

I hope that many of you attend this forum and the one to follow to ensure that we have a robust and rigorous selection process for this important leadership position at the UA. The third and final candidate’s visit will be announced in coming weeks.